Friday 24 November 2017

Ryanair to create 3,500 new jobs across Europe next year

Michael Cogley

Michael Cogley

Ryanair is to hire around 3,500 extra staff in 2017 as the company plans to take delivery of 50 new aircraft.

The airline will add an extra 2,000 cabin crew, 1,000 pilots, and 250 aircraft engineers. The Michael O'Leary-led firm also said it would promote 300 first officers across its 84-base European network.

A host of new positions in the areas of IT, sales and marketing, and finance will be added at Ryanair's Dublin office as well as its Travel Labs Poland subsidiary.

Ryanair's chief people officer Eddie Wilson said 2017 is to be the airline's biggest recruitment year to date.

"Ryanair is now considered to be the ‘go-to’ airline for both cadet and direct entry hires, with our industry leading 5/4 roster for pilots, and both pilots and cabin crew have the opportunity to work on the youngest fleet in Europe as we take delivery of our new Boeing aircraft.

"As our aircraft numbers grow from 355 to over 500 in the next 5 years, Ryanair will hire over 5,000 new people. Candidates interested in all current opportunities should visit for further information.," he said.

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